Homestyle Baked Mac & Cheese

Tara Pacheco

By
@tnj2008

My favorite of comfort foods - Macaroni and Cheese! This recipe is classic, and quite simple. But not short on flavor. It does have a little "kick" to it with the addition of cayenne pepper. But feel free to lessen, or omit it all together if you'd like.


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Serves:

about 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

1/2 lb
elbow macaroni (i used large elbows)
3 Tbsp
butter
3 Tbsp
flour
2 c
milk
8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper

TOPPING

3 Tbsp
butter
1 c
breadcrumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook your pasta and set aside (keep warm).
2
Over a low-medium heat on stove top, melt your butter.
3
Whisk in your flour, a little at a time.
4
Then, slowly add in the milk. Continue to whisk until creamy. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
5
Next - add in your black pepper, red pepper, and salt.
6
Stir in half of your cheddar cheese.
7
Fold in the cooked pasta to your cheese mixture.
8
Pour in to a 3 quart lightly greased baking pan.
9
Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat.
10
Top the macaroni with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.
11
Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Cheese Appetizers
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids